- Safety and Security
- Network and Phone
- Mobile Devices
What is Google data backup strategy? For the paranoid among us is there a practical way to make manual backups of files and folders in Google Drive?
ALERT - Dangerous computer malware
CryptoLocker is dangerous, malicious computer software that encrypts your data files (word, powerpoint, pictures, music, videos, etc.). The nefarious individuals then hold your data for ransom and try to extort money from you.
Learn more about this risk and how to protect yourself here - http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/safety-and-security/computer-viruses-fraud/computer-viruses/cryptolocker-dangerous-ransomware
One of the main purposes of cloud computing is that you don't have to worry about backups. Whereas if you store data on your own computer only, and your hard drive dies — that's it, the files are gone forever. With Google and other distributed cloud services, data are stored on many different servers, so even if one of Google's servers dies, your data are not impacted.
More on backups and disaster recovery at https://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/benefits.html